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Monterrey v Cruz Azul: Preview, TV Schedule, and How to Watch Liga MX Online

Monterrey look to rebound from first loss of the season before the international break

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Cruz Azul v Monterrey - Playoffs Torneo Apertura 2018 Liga MX Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images

Game: Club de Fútbol Monterrey v Cruz Azul Fútbol Club, A.C.

Date: Saturday, March 30th

Time: 11:00 p.m. Eastern, 10:00 p.m. Central, 8:00 p.m. Pacific, 3:00 a.m. UTC

Venue: Estadio BBVA Bancomer, Guadalupe, Greater Monterrey, Nuevo León

Television: United States:Fox Sports 2 (English), FOX Deportes Network (Spanish); Mexico and Central America: Fox Sports 2 Cono Norte; Argentina and South America: Fox Sports 2 Cono Sur

Streaming: fuboTV (Free trial + monthly subscription), Sling TV (Free trial + monthly subscription), FOX Sports GO in the United States; FOX Play Norte in Mexico & Central America, Fox Play Sur in Argentina & South America.

Monterrey host Cruz Azul later today with los Rayados looking to start another winning streak after losing for the first time in the Clausura to Club Tijuana before the international break. Despite dominating the match for long stretches, Club Tijuana was able to get a single goal past Marcelo Barovero, while Gibrán Lajud had a match for the ages, denying a number of chances that normally would have been buried.

Five Rayados were called up to the Senior Mexico National Team during the international break, as Miguel Layún, Jesús Gallardo, Charly Rodriguez, and Rodolfo Pizarro all got a chance to start at least one match while Cesár Montes came in to the Paraguay match as a second-half sub for Celta Vigo’s Nestor Araujo. Hopefully the experience with the national team, and the two good wins for Mexico, will have a positive effect on their play down the stretch as Monterrey gets ready for the Liguilla.

Cruz Azul and Monterrey have some unfinished business after La Maquina eliminated Monterrey in the semifinals of the Apertura 2018 Liguilla and also defeated Los Rayados in the final of the Apertura Copa MX that was played at the Estadio BBVA Bancomer. Both losses were disappointing, and resulted in Monterrey buying yet more players in the January transfer window in order for the club to get over the hump and win a trophy or two.

A win against a surprisingly struggling Cruz Azul team that currently sit in 7th place in the table with 18 points would not only give Monterrey a chance to keep pace with Club León, who came from behind to beat Monarcas Morelia last night, but also Tigres UANL who are four points ahead of Monterrey in the table before tonight’s matches.

Monterrey also have the Concacaf Champions League semifinals against Sporting Kansas City coming up next week, so a win against Cruz Azul would do wonders towards getting the club back on track while they attempt to win the CCL and advance to the Liguilla at the end of the Clausura.